Eddie built our whole house 18 years ago and his work is amazing. He does everything the right way, so it lasts, and stays in great shape. I can’t tell you how reassuring it has been to live in a house Eddie built, through earthquakes, and mudslides and all kinds of things that could have gone wrong (and have with friends’ houses whose contractors cut corners, or didn’t have the skill Eddie has) and nothing ever has. He built our whole three bedroom house in the Berkeley Hills, (with everything having to be carried up 60 steps from the road) in 1993 for $165,000. I highly recommend Eddie and his company, Habitat Builders. He’s also a really good guy–his heart in the right place, and he values growth and communication. It’s so hard to find contractors who do a great job and know how to keep the price reasonable without sacrificing any quality–and can communicate! Eddie is gold!Cynthia L.
“Eddie did a great job managing the project from locating good sub-contractors, knowledge on many different construction details, his attention to detail, and especially in meeting deadlines – we were only 1-2 weeks off schedule in spite of events out of our control (inspection scheduling, weather, etc.). He was awesome. We started out with a very loose building plan so costs did exceed original estimates because of add-on details and design decisions, but Eddie worked to keep costs as contained as possible. Overall, we are very pleased with the outcome of the project and would hire Eddie again in a second.”Beth P.
“I hired Habitat Builders to build a new fence, retaining walls, and deck for my home. Their design ideas and excellent craftsmanship turned the run down front side of my home into a visual delight that I am always happy to come home too! They showed up every day and worked until the project was complete. I was also charged a very reasonable price for the work. Eddie (the owner) was easy to work with and showed great interest in making sure that I was getting what I wanted. I appreciate his attention to detail. I highly recommend this company for any fine carpentry or remodeling!”William W.
“My house required an extensive remodel – virtually a rebuild with a significant addition, and ten years later I am completely happy with my home – it is beautiful, solid and enduring. Eddie brought in an architect who just matched my needs – aesthetics and budget! And the three of us developed a wonderful, solid working relationship. Eddie watched all of the details like a hawk, and had no problem being a very exacting supervisor of the various contractors we used – tile, electric, paint, etc.
Eddie always heard what was important to me, and made a way for it to happen. His knowledge of sources was wide and always included a generous range of products in different price levels. When we first started he estimated that the job would take 7 months – I moved out the first week of January and was back in by early June, with no details to do or left hanging.
I really loved the process of working with a craftsman who totally concentrated on my project from start to finish. No drama, no delays, and a very lovely house.”Amy T.
I have been managing a large project for five years and have worked with a wide variety of contractors, carpenters, etc.
Habitat Buildershas been among the top two groups I have worked with… they do beautiful work (especially with wood) and Eddie is bright, very articulate, very careful, and straightforward. He made several suggestions that improved the outcome and saved some money as well.
Also impressed by the wide range of problems they know how to solve. In addition to the finish carpentry work for which I hired them for, they also contributed on furniture, stairs, cabinet installation, moved some plumbing, build and installed custom doors, and several other things.
Very impressive.Eric B.